Hydrangea machrophylla Hot Red ('Agrihydradrie') (PBR)
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- 2 litre pot
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This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to October
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Recently introduced, this deciduous shrub intially produces pink flowerheads that mature to an unusually dark pinkish red in mid- to late summer, when grown on soils with a neutral pH. Compact and bushy, it is well suited to pots and containers and the flower-heads make excellent additions to dried flower arrangements.
- Garden care: To enhance flowering prune in spring, cut back the flowered stems to a strong pair of buds below each flower-head. Once established, remove a quarter to a third of the old shoots to the base of the plant.